Hi, thanks for viewing. Im planning a indoor aquaponic system. I've attached a drawing that explains most of my plans.
The growbeds probably will hold around 7 gals each, so the sump should be able to handle the temporary lose of water when the grow beds fill(once every hour or so). The sump tank is pretty much your regular sump filter except it is as large as the fish tank.
I'm gonna buy (50) 1" tilapia, (25) Blues and (25) White Brooks, and house them in this tank untill they out grow it. I need some help predicting this, feeding twice a day with good food and some veggie snacks. I'll cross that bridge when I get to it, I have a 125 gallon tank in the attic and a outdoor pond if it comes down to it.
I havent pinned down what plants Im gonna grow. I was thinking herbs and spices, anything that would mostly clean the water for the fish. I could use some recommendations here also.. The growbeds are in front of a window and probably have about 18" vertical grow space. I was pondering the idea of turning the lights on in the morning to wake the plants up until the sun is coming in the window good, then turning them back on when needed towards the end of the day. Im also gonna grow some philadendron out of the sump until the veggies can takeover.
Anyways, I didnt want to put my fish on the floor so I was hoping that I could use the sump to feed my grow beds. Any info and tips will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Daniel.
Alright, i have to tell you it feels pretty good to be through most of the planning. And the required grow space aint that bad. So im gonna get to it. Thanks to you i can move forward confidently.
I was looking at the tilapia group, I didnt find any mention of a supplier named Tilapia Source. I found a guy on youtube who boought them off of ebay. There is acouple of them on ebay. I was wondering if anybody had any experience with the following supplier. Check them out if you havent already, they have 4 breeds, and seemed fairly priced.
White Brook Tilapia
9335 N Gower Ave
Kansas City, MO 64154
Phone - (816) 866-1172
Cool setup Daniel! It's quite similar to what I've done, though my bottom tier is a floating raft system (I thought I'd try both!). I don't yet have the growbed on the top level set up yet. Your drawing helps clear my thoughts.